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Regulations of the People's Republic of China on the administration of environmental protection in the exploration and development of offshore petroleum of 1983.
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FAOLEX Id: LEX-FAOC006514
Countries: China
Regions: ASIA;North Pacific;North-West Pacific;East Asian Seas;Eastern Asia
Date of Text: 29/12/1983
Implements: LEX-FAOC006512 Marine Environment Protection Law of the People's Republic of China. 25/12/1999
Type of Text: Regulation
Abstract: These Regulations implement provisions of the Marine Environment Protection Law of 1982. They apply to enterprises, institutions, operators and individuals engaged in the exploration and development of petroleum in the sea areas under the jurisdiction of the PRC, and the stationary and mobile platforms and other relevant facilities they use (art. 2). Operators must compile a marine environmental impact report in accordance with requirements outlined in article 5. Operators shall formulate emergency plans and report on pollution prevention equipments for which requirements are laid down in article 7. Operators shall have civil liability insurance or other financial guarantees to cover oil pollution damage (art. 9). Oil-polluted water may be discharged from platforms only in accordance with standards of treatment (art. 11). Other provisions of these Regulations deal with the use of explosives which may cause harm to fish resources (13), oil leakage (14), testing of oil on sea (15), oil-eliminating chemical agents (17), records and book keeping (18), compensation for oil pollution damage (22), force majeure (24) and offences and penalties (27).
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